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Paine College was awarded an $888,000 federal grant it will use to address HIV, substance abuse and hepatitis C among young people in the area, the school announced Friday.
More than 530,000 people in Georgia have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act, a nearly 15 percent increase in the last week or so before Sunday's deadline, and 11.4 million gained coverage overall.
Daniel Jackson and Patrick Judd have graduated from the University of Dallas. Merit List CAlandra L. Harris and Andrew L. Bridges have been named to the merit list at Piedmont Technical College for the fall 2014 semester.
As of Jan. 30, nearly 7.5 million had enrolled in the 37 states using the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, which includes Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Another 2.4 million enrolled in the state-run health exchanges, Burwell said.
Almost nine out of 10 qualified for a tax credit to help pay for coverage and nearly three out of four paid $100 a month or less in premiums, officials said.
To raise awareness about the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance, the Enroll America bus campaign will make a stop at the Medical Associates Plus @ Belle Terrace clinic Wednesday night.
The second enrollment period for the health care law often referred to as Obamacare will begin in less than 50 days on Nov. 15 and experts expect it to be much different than the first.
The government sent letters to 20,000 people in Georgia that their status on their applications does not match that already on file. Those notified have until Sept. 5 to respond or their coverage will end Sept. 30.
At least one applicant was to be interviewed Wednesday to become the next director of the East Central Health District headquartered in Augusta, the acting director said Tuesday night.